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Ada_lovelace-615A lead character in The Lisps’ FUTURITY is Ada Lovelace, one of the greatest ever scientific minds. Ada, daughter of Romantic era poet Lord Byron, worked with the professor Charles Babbage on a machine that some consider to be the first ever computer, The Difference Engine. This relationship is a main theme of the musical.

The short video below by YouTube’s The Sci Show outlines Ada’s life and career, and it goes some ways to justify Babbage’s sobriquet for Ada, “the enchantress of numbers”.

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